Jan 18 (OPTA) - Scores from the European Tour Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday -14 Lee Westwood (England) 69 68 65 -13 Francesco Laporta (Italy) 71 63 69 Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) 69 69 65 -12 Matthew Fitzpatrick (England) 68 67 69 -11 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 67 69 69 Kurt Kitayama (USA) 67 70 68 -10 Rafa Cabrera Bello (Spain) 67 68 71 Thomas Detry (Belgium) 69 70 67 -9 Ross Fisher (England) 70 71 66 Sebastian Heisele (Germany) 70 73 64 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 67 71 69 Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 69 68 70 Jack Senior (England) 71 70 66 -8 Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand) 70 73 65 Tommy Fleetwood (England) 71 70 67 Scott Hend (Australia) 69 70 69 Joakim Lagergren (Sweden) 75 65 68 Romain Langasque (France) 70 71 67 Mike Lorenzo-Vera (France) 68 73 67 Victor Perez (France) 70 70 68 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 68 70 70 Jack Singh Brar (England) 70 70 68 Andy Sullivan (England) 69 71 68 -7 Patrick Cantlay (USA) 71 66 72 Ashley Chesters (England) 72 69 68 Branden Grace (South Africa) 68 72 69 Sam Horsfield (England) 73 69 67 Yuxin Lin (China PR) 69 70 70 Edoardo Molinari (Italy) 68 73 68 Zack Murray (Australia) 67 72 70 Shaun Norris (South Africa) 64 77 68 Richie Ramsay (Scotland) 71 69 69 Matthias Schwab (Austria) 74 66 69 Jordan L Smith (England) 74 68 67 Brandon Stone (South Africa) 71 72 66 Paul Waring (England) 71 71 67 -6 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 71 72 67 Sean Crocker (USA) 72 70 68 Gavin Green (Malaysia) 73 70 67 Scott Jamieson (Scotland) 71 72 67 Masahiro Kawamura (Japan) 69 71 70 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 68 73 69 Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 70 70 70 HaoTong Li (China PR) 67 69 74 David Lipsky (USA) 73 69 68 Shubhankar Sharma (India) 71 70 69 Erik Van Rooyen (South Africa) 73 68 69 -5 Brooks Koepka (USA) 66 75 70 Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 70 68 73 -4 Adri Arnaus (Spain) 70 67 75 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 69 72 71 Wade Ormsby (Australia) 71 71 70 Renato Paratore (Italy) 64 72 76 Haydn Porteous (South Africa) 69 71 72 Sebastian Soderberg (Sweden) 75 64 73 Matt Wallace (England) 73 70 69 Justin Walters (South Africa) 73 70 69 -3 David Drysdale (Scotland) 70 71 72 Oliver Fisher (England) 71 70 72 Matthieu Pavon (France) 71 70 72 -2 Justin Harding (South Africa) 69 73 72 Lucas Herbert (Australia) 69 69 76 David Law (Scotland) 70 68 76 Jason Scrivener (Australia) 66 74 74 Jeff Winther (Denmark) 73 70 71 -1 Christiaan Bezuidenhout (South Africa) 71 72 72 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 71 71 73 Grant Forrest (Scotland) 74 68 73 Andrew Johnston (England) 69 74 72 1 Nacho Elvira (Spain) 72 67 78 David Howell (England) 70 72 75 2 Victor Dubuisson (France) 70 73 75 6 Alexander Björk (Sweden) 73 70 79
- The Independent
Mike Pence is homeless after leaving office and ‘couch-surfing’ with Indiana politicians, report says
Mike Pence has been residing in public housing for the past eight years
- The Week
Biden did not, in fact, remove Trump's 'Diet Coke button' from the Resolute Desk, White House clarifies
The new Biden administration has yet not disclosed the secrets of Area 51 or explained what the Air Force really knows about UFOs, but it did clarify, at least, the mystery of the vanished "Diet Coke button" former President Donald Trump would use to summon refreshments in the Oval Office. The usher button, as it is formally known, is not gone, even if it is no longer used to summon Diet Cokes, a White House official tells Politico. The White House official "unfortunately wouldn't say what Biden will use the button for," Politico's Daniel Lippman writes, suggesting Biden might summon Orange Gatorade and not the obvious answer, ice cream — or, let's get real, coffee. What's more, there are evidently two usher buttons in the Oval Office, one at the Resolute Desk and the other next to the chair by the fireplace, a former White House official told Politico, adding that Trump didn't actually use the Diet Coke button all that much because "he would usually just verbally ask the valets, who were around all day, for what he needed." In any case, it is not the placement of the button that matters, of course, but how you use it. And Biden will presumably know better than to order ice cream treats during a top-secret national security briefing. More stories from theweek.comSarah Huckabee Sanders' shameless campaign for governorMitch McConnell is the GOATTrump's impeachment lawyer said he thinks 'the facts and the law will speak for themselves'
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Biden administration's 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants.Why it matters: Biden has set an ambitious immigration agenda, but could face pushback from the courts.Get smarter, faster with the news CEOs, entrepreneurs and top politicians read. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.The big picture: U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, issued a temporary restraining order blocking the policy for 14 days. * Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration last week, claiming the freeze "violates the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas" and the Department of Homeland Security, per a press release from Paxton’s office. * "The issues implicated by that Agreement are of such gravity and constitutional import that they require further development of the record and briefing prior to addressing the merits," Tipton wrote in his Tuesday order. * Tipton also said Texas has provided evidence that the freeze would result in "millions of dollars of damage" by spurring an increase in spending on public services for unauthorized immigrants, according to the judge’s order.What they're saying: "Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin. AND WE WON," Paxton tweeted. "Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze." * Neither DHS nor Immigration and Customs Enforcement immediately responded to Axios' request for comment.Of note: Former President Trump was frequently met with injunctions for his immigration policies.Support safe, smart, sane journalism. Sign up for Axios Newsletters here.
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Investigators have found no evidence that terrorism, politics or any bias motivated a driver who repeatedly drove into people along streets and sidewalks in Portland, Oregon, killing a 77-year-old woman and injuring nine other people, police said Tuesday. The driver, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized and was expected to be booked into jail afterward, the Portland Police Bureau said in a news release. The woman, who died at a hospital, was identified as Jean Gerich of Portland, police said.
- The Independent
Biden tells Fox News reporter he talked to Putin about ‘You’ when asked about his call with Russian president
Leaders reportedly discussed Ukraine tensions, a massive cyberattack and Russia’s poisoned opposition leader
- The Week
In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said his caucus won't allow Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to dictate the agenda in the Democratic-led 50-50 Senate or demand an end to the legislative filibuster as a precondition for a power-sharing pact. "We've told McConnell no on the organizing resolution, and that's that. So there's no negotiations on that," Schumer said, suggesting he had a secret plan. "There are ways to deal with him." Maddow included an update when she broadcast the interview Monday night. "While we were airing that right now, and you were watching it, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell just put out a statement that he is folding on this" and willl "agree to go forward with what Sen. Schumer told him he must," she said. "Sen. Mitch McConnell has caved and Sen. Schumer has won that fight. That was quick. Let's see what else we can do." No sooner has the portion of Rachel Maddow's interview with Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer aired than Mitch McConnell has put out a statement that he is folding, ending the stand-off. pic.twitter.com/9qR1jpKXkf — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 26, 2021 McConnell said he would allow the Senate to move forward because two Democrats had reiterated their opposition to ending the filibuster, effectively taking that option off the table. Maddow asked Schumer about that, too, and he didn't answer directly. "The caucus is united with the belief that I have: We must get big, strong, bold things done," Schumer said. The Democratic caucus is also "totally united" that "we will not let Mitch McConnell dictate to us what we will do and not do," and "we have tools that we can use," notably the budget reconciliation process," he added. "We will come together as a caucus and figure it out." "We will not let Mitch McConnell dictate to us what we will do and not do." Here's Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer earlier in his interview with Rachel Maddow, talking about the filibuster specifically, and getting things done. pic.twitter.com/xOAKWfe2Fu — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 26, 2021 Schumer also suggested he is not interested in playing cat-and-mouse with McConnell's Republicans again. Watch below. "We will not repeat that mistake." Senate Majority Leader Schumer cites Obama era lessons in prioritizing legislation over bad faith Republican 'bipartisanship.' pic.twitter.com/gpc1kBP45w — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 26, 2021 More stories from theweek.comSarah Huckabee Sanders' shameless campaign for governorMitch McConnell is the GOATTrump's impeachment lawyer said he thinks 'the facts and the law will speak for themselves'
Marine officials declined to comment on when the review is expected to be complete or what changes could result.
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Robert Unanue previously praised then-President Donald Trump at a White House event, saying the country was “truly blessed” to have him leading it.
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A former pathologist at an Arkansas veterans’ hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty last year to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient that he misdiagnosed.
A 19-year-old Tibetan monk has reportedly died after battling two months of alleged mistreatment under Chinese authorities. Tenzin Nyima, also known as Tamay, served at Dza Wonpo monastery in Wonpo township, Kandze prefecture, a Tibetan area in the Sichuan province of China. Nyima was first arrested in November 2019 after distributing leaflets with three other monks according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Russia and the United States have struck a deal to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, a move that preserves the last major pact of its kind between the world's two biggest nuclear powers. The White House did not immediately confirm the Kremlin's announcement but said President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed the issue by telephone and agreed that their teams work urgently to complete the extension by Feb. 5, when the treaty expires. Signed in 2010, the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a cornerstone of global arms control.
The U.S. Air Force is approaching its sunset date for the Airman Battle Uniform, known as the ABU.
- Architectural Digest
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"The member in question had been advised numerous times about the requirements and had refused to be tested," the House speaker said.
- The Independent
‘There appeared to be no remorse,’ says Calcasieu Parish sheriff Tony Mancus
- Associated Press
Israel's military chief Tuesday warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he's ordered his forces to step up preparations for possible offensive action against Iran during the coming year. The comments by Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi came as Israel and Iran both seek to put pressure on President Joe Biden ahead of his expected announcement on his approach for dealing with the Iranian nuclear program.
- The Week
With former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial looming, several Republicans in the upper chamber are reportedly rallying around the argument that impeaching a president who is already out of office is unconstitutional. As The Dispatch and Politico note, scholars in legal circles that span the political spectrum generally disagree, and Trump himself suggested ex-presidents could be tried a year ago. Per The Washington Post, when Trump was impeached for the first time, he complained that Congress should be going after former President Barack Obama instead over comments he made about health care. "We should impeach him for that," Trump said. "Why aren't we impeaching him?" Some of his staunchest allies in Congress concurred, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who stated explicitly in 2019 that former presidents are subject to impeachment. Gaetz didn't change his mind this time around, though he made the case Trump's actions aren't impeachment-worthy. Regardless, the comments raise questions about the sincerity of the argument. Can’t overstate the importance of reporters conveying that this position was fabricated rapidly to give Republican senators dishonest cover to acquit Trump. Clearly evident in the genesis of the talking point. https://t.co/pC0nmIADoP — Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) January 26, 2021 More stories from theweek.comSarah Huckabee Sanders' shameless campaign for governorMitch McConnell is the GOATTrump's impeachment lawyer said he thinks 'the facts and the law will speak for themselves'
- NBC News
The eight other current and former police officers were indicted in what authorities described as a long-term scheme to steal overtime money.
- Associated Press
A final autopsy for a Texas man whose body was found last month in the woods determined that he died from neck injuries due to an animal attack, but wildlife experts and sheriff's officials disagree on whether that animal was a mountain lion. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that 28-year-old Christopher Allen Whiteley’s cause of death last month was from neck injuries due to an animal attack, the Hood County sheriff’s office said Tuesday.
- The Independent
The dynamic is very different than the last four years in the Brady press briefing room